A flip-up mount is provided for a night vision system. The mount comprises a carriage (22) which is configured to engage a coupling device (18) provided on the night vision system and secure the system in place. A pivotal armature (30) is attached to the carriage and extends from a pivot axis. The armature pivots between a first operational position enabling an operator to use the system, and a second stowed position. An anchor (76, 78) secures the pivot point to a helmet worn by the operator of the system. The pivot point further comprises a brace (70) having an axle shaft (62), a sleeve (42) integral to the armature and rotatable about the shaft, and a spring biased locking member (56) securing the sleeve in a selected one of the first and the second positions. A supplemental chin strap (140) is provided.

Title
Flip-up mount for night vision system
Application Number
PCT/US1993/006370
Publication Number
1994/001011
Application Date
July 6, 1993
Publication Date
January 20, 1994
Inventor
Dor Amotz
Agent
MILLER Terry L
Assignee
Litton Systems
IPC
G02B 23/12
A42B 03/08
A42B 03/04
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